My name is Abby Roeser.  I'm a graduate of Bucknell University with a degree in animal behavior; currently living in CA  training working dogs for conservation purposes. I love all animals, but especially dogs. The dogs at K9 Hero Haven go through rigorous training and work extremely hard to keep humans safe, they deserve the easiest, safest, and happiest retirement possible! 

​​My name is Wanda Beaver. My family and I adopted, CWD Apache.  I work as an Educator Coder for GHP.  I am a mother of two.  My husband, Park, is a retired K9 Officer.  We have three fur babies; Apache, Eleanor, and Tig.  Tig is our rescued  kitty.  In 1988, I did my first rescue of a German Shepard named Brusier (Boo).  He suffered from malnutrition and was physically abused.  after about a a year, he not only was protective of, but the most loving and loyal dog that I have ever had.  After personally adopting one of K9 Hero Haven's dogs and seeing all that they do, I knew that I wanted to part of this group.  I work in the kennels, foster, and pretty much what ever is needed.  Seeing these dogs get a loving retirement home is so amazing.   

Jen Bennick

Abby Roeser

My name is Martina Bennick, I'm currently a graduate student at Bloomsburg University studying Geobiology. I hike a lot, and geology field work is super exciting, so I'm happy to be out doing more stuff that helps animals!

I love being with the dogs and it's so amazing to see all of their different personalities and spirits! This is the best volunteer experience I've ever had.

Martina Bennick

Volunteer Bios

​Wanda Beaver

Bobbie Jo (BJ)

 My name is Jen Bennick. I served 6 years in the Air Force before being honorable medically discharged.  I adopted my dog, Inga, a shepherd/ husky mix, 3 years ago from a shelter when she was 2 yrs old.  As I got to learn Inga's likes & strengths, I wanted to explore dog sledding.  Together the two of us are Road Less Traveled dog sled team & we live for snow!!

The work I do at the kennel not only benefits the dogs, but it is great therapy for me too. I am glad I can contribute to this team. 

My name is Bobbie Jo (Bj). I was born in Texas and have a soft side for anything that walks, crawls, or slithers. My passion is photography and horses. I'm a mom of three (3) wonderful kids. I love volunteering for K9 Hero Haven.  It is because these dogs are soldiers, and they deserve a great retirement just like anyone else. The love that goes into these dogs at K9 Hero Haven is beyond anything I've ever seen.  Big dogs are my weakness. I help with kennel work and with whatever is asked to give these dogs the best that they deserve.